Senior Advisor to the Director
James Bonner, M.D., is Senior Advisor to the Director of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Merle M. Salter Endowed Chair in Radiation Oncology. A member of the UAB faculty since 1998, Dr. Bonner served as co-leader of the Cancer Center’s Experimental Therapeutics Program from 1998 to 2010.
Dr. Bonner received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his M.D. from Wayne State University. His research interest focuses on methods of enhancing radiosensitization such as combinations of chemotherapy or targeted therapy with radiotherapy. His current laboratory interests are directed at the development of single chain antibodies that target the epidermal growth factor receptor and can be delivered in a gene therapy approach.